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The Robin Williams Mystery.....

Posted: 08/14/2014 4:00 PM

The Robin Williams Mystery..... 



.... many have been asking the "why?" question since Williams took his life.

Today,  his wife revealed Robin was in the early stages of Parkinson's.   She said he was not ready to reveal the news to the public.    I'm not even sure his kids new?

Also...  it's been reported that while not destitute, Williams was under financial pressure.  He had suffered two very expensive divorces.   And that forced him to start taking projects just for the money and that was contrary to Robin doing projects that he loved.

So, he did the CBS sitcom last fall that failed after one year.    And he was going to do a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire, which he reportedly did not want to do.   And he had completed a number of other projects that will come out in the next 3-12 months.   But he hated doing work just for the money.

I know he had been trying to sell a huge mansion in Northern California (wine country?) and had been asking $25 Million.   It's been on the market for quite some time.

So, lots of financial difficulty combined with bad health to go with his long battle with depression.

Combine all those things and it begins to create a picture that answers the "why?" question.  Not trying to justify what he did,  just trying to explain.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 4:04 PM

add to that mix the possibility of... 


bipolar affliction?...
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Posted: 08/14/2014 4:54 PM

Re: The Robin Williams Mystery..... 




So why was the wife so unconcerned and able to sleep so peaceably when her

beloved locked himself in a separate bedroom?  It is when one is so vulnerable that one

needs his or her mate to be on the lookout for the other.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 7:02 PM

No financial pressure 


RW worth over $50M.

You need to look for for another reason.
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Posted: 08/14/2014 7:06 PM

Re: No financial pressure 



mendicant98 wrote: RW worth over $50M.

You need to look for for another reason.

Source?

I'm only sharing what a story I read reported.   And that story said the info came from a close friend of Williams.

And maybe it's all perception.     But, even assuming you're right,  when a man who likely made two or 300 million in his lifetime is only worth $50 Million and can't sell a home that he may view as a financial anchor tied to his feet,  then perhaps the perception was his reality.

I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss....

After this post,  I found this mention in a Forbes story about Robin's finances....


While he was reportedly worth around $130 million two years ago, that figure seems well off since Williams later said that he was close to bankruptcy.   Recent estimates have pegged his net worth at $50 million, which may also be high based on his reported financial struggles.

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Posted: 08/14/2014 7:08 PM

Re: The Robin Williams Mystery..... 



DevilMayCare2 wrote:

So why was the wife so unconcerned and able to sleep so peaceably when her

beloved locked himself in a separate bedroom?  It is when one is so vulnerable that one

needs his or her mate to be on the lookout for the other.

Oh.....    didn't you hear?

I say this very quietly so it stays between you and me......    but.........

Robin Williams.....    is alive!     He just doesn't want to be bothered to entertain anyone anymore.

So,  his family is on on the conspiracy as are the paramedics who reportedly performed CPR on him,  as is the coroner who reportedly did the autopsy.    But have you seen the body?   Nope.

He's alive.....    he's living next door to Elvis......................

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Posted: 08/14/2014 8:14 PM

Re: The Robin Williams Mystery..... 




You have the native curiosity of a door knob.

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Posted: 08/14/2014 9:47 PM

Re: The Robin Williams Mystery..... LMAO 


NT
"...I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on."

Jack Handy
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Posted: 08/15/2014 12:50 AM

Re: The Robin Williams Mystery..... 



DevilMayCare2 wrote:

You have the native curiosity of a door knob.
I'm proud of you.   You got a laugh out of JohnnyO,  who, as you've probably figured out by now, is the CEB's Special Needs child.    So,  anytime you can make him laugh,  why,  it's like a Jerry Lewis feel good moment here.   So, bless you.    John likes to masquerade around here as a pseudo-intellectual and act like he's smart.   It's kinda sweet.  In his own words,  THAT'S THE WAY HE LIKES TO ROLL!!

As for curiosity,  as a former member of the news media for 30 years, I've got plenty.

But for REAL problems and issues.    Not the phoney baloney, paranoid delusional stuff you cling to and want so desperately for it to be real.

So far, you've offered that the Twin Towers were brought down by battlefield tactical nukes bought by the Bush family.    And that the Sandy Hook massacre didn't happen.  And you wondered why the media weren't reporting on these issues?!   Probably because there's not an ounce of truth to them, but that's just a WAG by me.   I can't believe you haven't latched on to the Moon Landing being a fraud,  that's always a popular one with the conspiracy theorists.

Give me real issues impacting real people and I'm all in.   But I've got no time for the paranoid drivel you're peddling.   I mean,  it's good for a laugh and all that,  just don't ask me or anyone else here (except your new Butt Buddy, Johnny)  to take it seriously......

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Posted: 08/15/2014 3:58 AM

Re: No financial pressure 


It's easily reconcilable.  

I'd interpret the reports as implying that RW was approaching cash-flow insolvency.  That is to say his cash inflow / position couldn't meet the needs of his cash liabilities.  

That's different from being truly bankrupt or broke.  

Sounds to me like he may have owned a lot of assets but not had enough cash coming in at the time of his death.  That can cause just as much stress as owning no assets and being broke.  In fact, it can cause more, because he had more to lose.  

It doesn't explain the suicide, but I can see how the stress could crop up.
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Posted: 08/15/2014 5:23 AM

Publicist says 'no' 


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Posted: 08/15/2014 6:46 AM

Re: The Robin Williams Mystery..PROVING HIS POINT YOU HUMORLESS 


KNOB.  I'M PROUD TO BE "SPECIAL".  OTOH, YOUR APPARENT LACK OF EMPATHY FOR REAL "SPECIAL NEEDS" PEOPLE IS SHOWING.  I'VE NEVER CLAIMED TO BE SMART.  IF I WAS SMART, I'D HAVE DD'S MONEY.  I'M INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO USE DECENT PUNCTUATION, GRAMMAR, AND HAVE A WORKING VOCABULARY TWICE THE SIZE OF YOURS, BUT WHO'S COUNTING? YOUR RESPONSE BETRAYS THE CONFLICT RAGING BETWEEN YOUR EARS, AS YOU QUITE OBVIOUSLY DO HAVE TIME FOR PARANOID DRIVEL (YOUR DESCRIPTION, NOT MINE) GIVEN YOUR LENGTHY RESPONSE.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, THIS IS A FUNNY THREAD, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU COME UP WITH NEXT.
"...I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on."

Jack Handy

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Posted: 08/15/2014 6:58 AM

as you two settle on which hotel to meet 


I have to tip the hat on the phrase "native curiosity of a door knob."  it's a keeper.  not quite up there in pith/directness category of Roscoe's "he couldn't guard a chair," but it is close.

on more important matter, did you make it to the last open practice?
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Posted: 08/15/2014 7:05 AM

Re: as you two settle on which hotel to meet 


YEAH, THE PHRASE KILLED ME.  I HAVEN'T BEEN TO ANY PRACTICES.  I'M ALLEN IVERSON ON PRACTICES. LOL
"...I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on."

Jack Handy
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Posted: 08/15/2014 7:20 AM

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Well, you're right of course, John is NOT pretentious, and he does have the common touch. 

He is not easily rankled and he is able to hold his own with the best of them, e.g., Terry2, and GR, when pressing a point.  Congrats on your long career in the media; it gives me some perspective on where you are coming from. 

TC wrote that you're a pain sometimes but a "really good guy".  So I'll leave it at that.
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Posted: 08/15/2014 7:33 AM

Re: as you two settle on which hotel to meet 


a bad or may be a good visual:  the Doc and Iverson as bowling partners.  you think he Tonga's?
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Posted: 08/15/2014 7:41 AM

Re: as you two settle on which hotel to meet 


Iverson delighted in being Mr. Christian to all the Blighs who coached him.
"This be Jack London Square. Who the f*** Jack London?"

Ex-Warrior guard in an NBAE "Tour of Oakland" piece.
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Posted: 08/15/2014 7:43 AM

The "Many" 


I am not one of them.  It was his call to make.  I am not judging him.  And I don't care why either.

our state of grace is gone.

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Posted: 08/15/2014 7:47 AM

Re: as you two settle on which hotel to meetHE WILL AT AGE 55 


DUE TO REEBOK'S FORWARD PLANNING...I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT PRACTICE, OUR FEARLESS LEADER SAYS THE TEAM IS PHENOMENAL AT EVERY POSITION.
"...I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on."

Jack Handy
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Posted: 08/15/2014 8:01 AM

Re: as you two settle on which hotel to meetHE WILL AT AGE 55 



johnnyo53 wrote: DUE TO REEBOK'S FORWARD PLANNING...I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT PRACTICE, OUR FEARLESS LEADER SAYS THE TEAM IS PHENOMENAL AT EVERY POSITION.
transition to coachspeak on how tough our next opponent is will start in about 10 days.  biggrin
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